Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 9:41 by Denis Chabrol
A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lance corporal has been arrested for allegedly engaging in “sexual activity” with a 14-year old girl for more than one year now, police said.
Police said he committed the act between September 14, 2020 and September 15, 2021 at a location in Region One, Barima-Waini.
“A preliminary investigation into this matter revealed that the victim and suspect shared a relationship for about one year. On 2021-09-14 the matter was reported to the police and the suspect was arrested,” police said.
Guyana’s Sexual Offences Act criminalises “sexual activity with a child by abusing a position of trust.”